Weighing discovering a new asteroid against writing a string quartet
Once you accept that there’s nothing you can’t do, you can ultimately do anything you want.
I’m a huge fan of Stephen Scott’s work, so I had a million questions to ask him about minute details of how this music is conceived and executed. This talk gets very detailed—sort of an everything you ever wanted to know about the insides of a piano and weren’t afraid to ask approach—and, as such, is a bit of an indulgence. But I think it’s an indulgence worth indulging. Listen to the music and watch the video, and you’ll find yourself asking some of the questions I did.
The overarching title for the 2005 membership conference of Chamber Music America was “Found in the Shuffle.” While that name doesn’t initially seem to be saying much, it proved an extremely apt metaphor for a weekend that wound up being the best conference this organization has held in recent memory. Indeed, despite the shuffle that […]
For better or worse, everything has a name. Everything, that is, except the music we feature in this web magazine.
How klezmer remains relevant by bending the rules.